A hat-trick for Harriet Biddick in the British Speed Derby

A hat-trick for Harriet Biddick in the British Speed Derby Somerset rider Harriet Biddick had another win in the British Speed Derby at Hickstead today, becoming the first lady rider to win this class three times. Harriet and Silver Lift have an extraordinary record in the Speed Derby, winning in 2016 and 2019 and finishing runner-up a further three times.…

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Confident Dutch victory on home ground in Rotterdam

A brilliant last-to-go round from Harrie Smolders and Monaco secured victory for the home team at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2022 Europe Division 1 qualifier in Rotterdam, The Netherlands today. (FEI/Shannon Brinkman)

Confident Dutch victory on home ground in Rotterdam Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2022, written by Louise Parkes The host nation threw down a definitive victory on home turf on Friday 24th June, when scooping the main honours with a zero scoreline in the third leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2022 Europe Division 1 series in Rotterdam (NED). As…

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Biddick and Funnell share the spoils in Hickstead Derby Trial

Biddick and Funnell share the spoils in Hickstead Derby Trial Two of the leading Al Shira’aa Derby contenders shared victory in today’s qualifying class, the Hickstead Derby Trial. Thirty-three horses came forward for the class, with clear rounds proving very hard to come by. It was until  William Funnell came in on Billy Diamo, drawn 20th to go, that the…

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“He’s like a bull in a china shop” says Breen following his Derby Tankard Win

Shane Breen won today's Hickstead Derby Tankard at the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead in West Sussex. Photo (c) Elli Birch/Boots and Hooves Photography

“He’s like a bull in a china shop” says Breen following his Derby Tankard Win Breen starts Derby campaign with a win  Shane Breen got the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting off to an excellent start, claiming the Hickstead Derby Tankard on the opening day of the show. The Hickstead-based Irishman is no stranger to success at the All England…

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Sweden takes command in Compiègne 

Sweden takes command in Compiègne FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ 2022  written by Catie Staszak Heading into the final day of competition at the FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ in Compiègne (FRA), it was apparent it would take a monumental shift in momentum for Sweden to relinquish its grasp on the lead. Still, the dominance with which the squad of Juliette Ramel (Buriel K.H.),…

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Stockholm Hearts Steal The Show In Sizzling GCL Ramatuelle / Saint-Tropez

Stockholm Hearts

Stockholm Hearts Steal The Show In Sizzling GCL Ramatuelle / Saint-Tropez Round 1 The dream team pairing of Peder Fredricson and Malin Baryard-Johnsson secured Stockholm Hearts powered by H&M We Love Horses their second pole position of the season after turning up the heat in L’OPERA SAINT-TROPEZ GCL R1. The team fielded their top horsepower of Catch Me Not S…

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Olympic British Dressage Rider, Laura Tomlinson Announces Pregnancy

Laura Tomlinson riding Alf at the London 2012 Olympic Games [image credit; @laurabtomlinson Instagram]

Olympic British Dressage Rider, Laura Tomlinson Announces Pregnancy Olympic British Dressage rider, Laura Tomlinson announces her pregnancy ahead of this year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Taking to social media to share the news, Laura revealed the news sharing a picture of herself, husband, and growing family.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by laurabtomlinson (@laurabtomlinson) Laura and…

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Hickstead Set to Host Premier League Dressage in May

The All England Jumping Course will host its first Premier League dressage competition in May 2021. Image (c) JulianPortch.com

Hickstead Set to Host Premier League Dressage in 2021 The team behind Hickstead, The All England Showjumping Course have announced that an exciting three-day fixture for Advanced Medium, to Grand Prix Dressage, will take place in May (21-23), 2021. Fans and competitors were left hugely disappointed following the closure of the sister site, where the dressage had been held for…

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Hartpury Recieve Green Light for 2022 FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships

2022 FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders & Juniors

Hartpury Recieve Green Light for 2022 FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships Hartpury University and Hartpury College have been allocated the 2022 FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders & Juniors. The Gloucestershire venue had been due to host the 2020 Championships until they were cancelled in May due to the coronavirus pandemic. The FEI Board reached the…

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H&C TV to Air Highlight Programmes from 2019 LeMieux British Dressage National Championships

LeMieux British Dressage National Championships is set to attract the very best horses and riders to Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

This year’s LeMieux British Dressage National Championships is set to attract the very best horses and riders to Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. Always a must on the dressage calendar, Horse & Country is producing two highlights programmes from the four day event – September 12 to 15 – as riders countdown to and compete for the prestigious title – 2019…

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Laura Graves Unleashes Phenomenal New Freestyle

Laura Graves (USA) unleashes Verdades' impressive flying changes down the center line en route to an emphatic CDI5* freestyle victory.

Laura Graves Unleashes Phenomenal New Freestyle in Five Star Week at 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival Laura Graves’ brand new freestyle rocketed her and Verdades to the top of the list in the Grand Prix Freestyle CDI5*, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors. The 30-year-old American scooped the $35,400 winner’s prize under the lights in week five of the Adequan® Global Dressage…

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British Dressage presents ‘Dressage for all’

2020 British Dressage Championships get the go ahead - Image credit Daisy Jackson Dressage www.djdressage.co.uk

British Dressage presents ‘Dressage for all’ Plans launched for this year’s BD National Convention Dressage is the foundation to all equestrian activity; a well-trained, responsive horse gives the rider the advantage to make that tight turn in the jumping ring or angle that skinny cross country fence.  But in its purest form, more and more horse and rider combinations are…

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British Eventing Team Triumph at Strzegom

British Eventing Team The winning British team at Strzegom (POL), fourth leg of the 2016 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing: (left to right): Izzy Taylor, Laura Collett, Chef d’Equipe Philip Surl, Holly Woodhead and Rosalind Canter. (FEI/Eventing Photo)

British Eventing Team Triumph at Strzegom By Catherine Austen British Eventing Team all lady line up conquer Strzegom The British eventing team, fielding the all-female team of Izzy Taylor, Rosalind Canter, Holly Woodhead and Laura Collett, rose from fourth after Dressage to win for the second consecutive year at Strzegom (POL), fourth leg of the 2016 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing. Eight…

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Dutch deliver in Fourth Leg of FEI Nations Cup Dressage

FEI Nations Cup Dressage

Dutch deliver in Fourth Let of FEI Nations Cup Dressage FEI Nations Cup Dressage By Louise Parkes The Netherlands came out on top in the hotly-contested fourth leg of the FEI Nations Cup Dressage 2016 series in Rotterdam last night. And the home hero was 28-year-old Diederik van Silfhout whose Freestyle performance, with Arlando NOP helped pin Team USA into runner-up…

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Gareth Hughes Withdraws from Rio Team Selection

Gareth Hughes withdraws Image credit Lucy Hall-Photography www.lucyhall-photography.com

Gareth Hughes Withdraws from Rio Team Selection Gareth Hughes withdraws only horse from Rio long list team selection Dressage rider Gareth Hughes, has today announced his withdrawal from the Rio long list team selection. His horse Classic Briolinca, injured her leg during warm up for Rotterdam CHIO this week. The decision to withdraw shows Gareth’s true commitment to the welfare…

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Event Rider Masters Welcomes Two Sub 40 Dressage Scores

Pippa Funnell riding Mirage D'Elle.jpg-large

Event Rider Masters Welcomes Two Sub 40 Dressage Scores Clark Montgomery (USA) heads the Event Rider Masters (ERM) leader board ahead of tomorrow’s showjumping and cross-country at Bramham International Horse Trials. The UK based US rider, on board Loughan Glen, was the second competitor to break the sub 40 score, finishing on an impressive 36.5!! William Levett (AUS), the first…

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German team triumphant at Houghton Hall

Germany, winners of the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing at Houghton Hall (GBR) for the second year running (left to right): Peter Thomsen, Josefa Sommer, Bettina Hoy and Josephine Schnauffer, with their coach Christopher Bartle (Trevor Holt/FEI)

 FEI Nations Cup Eventing German team triumphant at Houghton Hall The German team again showed their liking for the beautiful surroundings of Houghton Hall (GBR), third leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing 2016, and won for the second year running, narrowly beating Australia by just 0.4 penalties. The French, who are having a brilliant season, were third and now…

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Fun in the Sun at Somerford

Fun in the Sun at Somerford Park Premier League Dressage Written by Daisy Jackson What a fantastic show Somerford Premier League was yesterday! Absolutely nothing better than to sit in the sun watching some top quality dressage from some of the UK’s finest riders. First to take a win was Maya Goldberg riding Torino in the PSG section 2. Maya…

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Uthopia up for auction with no reserve tomorrow

Uthopia up for Auction - Charlotte Dujardin riding Uthopia Image credit Kit Houghton/Hpower

Uthopia up for auction with no reserve tomorrow Uthopia up for auction through Wilson’s Auctions, Northern Ireland, Friday 27th May Not all is a utopian paradise at Olympic winning Dressage riders Carl Hester’s, as an ownership dispute rages on. The GB Gold medal winning dark bay stallion, Uthopia, is to be put to public auction with no reserve. Uthopia is being…

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Dressage at Hickstead put International on hold

Dressage at Hickstead

Dressage at Hickstead put International on hold Dressage at Hickstead Director and founder Dane Rawlins has today announced the disappointing decision to cancel this year’s CDIO3*/CDI2* (28 – 31 July) due to a lack of funding to make the fixture viable.  Hickstead has been working with British Dressage to explore ways to secure additional sources of revenue for the show but,…

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Chestnuts Reign at Royal Windsor Horse Show

Guy Williams Royal Windsor Horse Show. Image credit Kit Houghton/Horsepower

Chestnuts Reign at Royal Windsor Horse Show written by Roberta Coll Following a disappointing start to the 2016 Royal Windsor Horse Show, competitors, organisers and spectators didn’t allow the weather to dampen their spirits for this years extra special event. Four days of fun-filled action from a selection of equestrian disciplines, displays and demonstrations led to a final spectacular, held…

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British team selection for the u25 FEI European Dressage Championships

Bobby Hayler riding Valentino

British team selection for the u25 FEI European Dressage ChampionshipsThe Senior Selectors have announced their team of four for the inaugural u25 European Championship to be held in Hagen, Germany 16 – 19 June 2016.The first leg of the competition on Friday 17 June is an Inter II test where all four riders will compete for individual medals as well…

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